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February 5, 2014
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Employee training can be a valuable benefit, yet much of the money and time companies spend on training programs is wasted, contends John Tschohl, president of Service Quality Institute, a customer service training company. Here are some of the main reasons group training fails. read more »
The first trading day of February was one for the ages as equity markets dipped at historical levels and uncertainty still faces the Federal Reserve's tapering plans. With these tumultuous market events swirling, 401(k) plan sponsors are keeping an eye on asset levels. read more »
Long a provider of backend technology solutions to other private exchanges and employers, bswift announced today the launch of its own private health insurance exchange, Springboard Marketplace. read more »
A good 401(k) benchmarking report is more than just a comparison of investment and management fees you and your employees are paying. read more »
Humana Inc. said it has received 202,000 applications for health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges and reaffirmed its 2014 forecast citing better-than-expected Medicare membership growth. read more »
Set in Atlantic City, the 2014 Workplace Benefits Renaissance, held Feb. 24-26 at the Trump Taj Mahal, features a can't-miss presentation from the head of the Employers Association on New Jersey breaking down the impact of the ACA on employers. read more »

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The flu costs businesses approximately $10.4 billion in direct costs for hospitalizations and out-patient visits for adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to encouraging workers to get immunized, employers can further minimize employee sick days and slow the spread of illness by communicating best practices in wellness and nutrition. Share these six preventive tips to keep workers and their families healthy this season. read more »

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